2019

  • Peanut Allergy: a pain in the guts
    Posted in: 2019, Vic

    Peanut Allergy: a pain in the guts Deakin researcher discovers allergy mechanism. Peanut allergens cross a model of the gut lining, causing it to leak, new research by Dr Dwan Price from Deakin University in Victoria has revealed. The allergens hijack the transport mechanisms of cells in the intestine, disrupting the bonds that hold the…

  • Stopping poaching by the numbers
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Stopping poaching by the numbers Maths model helps rangers protect national parks, despite tight budgets. Mathematics can help reduce poaching and illegal logging in national parks, researchers have found. A team of applied mathematicians including Macquarie University’s David Arnold has developed an algorithm that predicts which areas inside park boundaries offer the greatest possibilities for…

  • Hunting molecules that signal pain
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Hunting molecules that signal pain Researchers close in on an objective measure for physical distress. A new microscope-based method for detecting a particular molecule in the spinal cord could help lead to an accurate and independent universal pain scale, research from Australia’s Macquarie University suggests. An accurate way of measuring pain is of critical importance…

  • Device makes electric vehicle charging a two-way street
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Device makes electric vehicle charging a two-way street New tech means cars can power houses, as well as the other way round. A new device turns electric vehicles into chargers for houses and stranded cars. Researchers led by Seyedfoad Taghizadeh from Australia’s Macquarie University are looking to commercialise the technology, which may significantly increase the…